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Noun1.ricegrass - any grass of the genus Oryzopsisricegrass - any grass of the genus Oryzopsis  
mountain rice, Oryzopsis hymenoides, silk grass, silkgrass, Indian millet - valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico
Oryzopsis miliacea, smilo, smilo grass - perennial mountain rice native to Mediterranean region and introduced into North America
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
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Caption: INDIAN RICEGRASS and blowout grass grow at lower elevations and are important food sources for some park inhabitants, such as Ord's kangaroo rats.
Ecosystem services from keystone species: diversionary seeding and seed caching desert rodents can enhance Indian ricegrass seedling establishment.
For purposes of soil conservation, in the autumn of 2000 the northwest-ridge field, approximately 20% of the land area (25 ha) in the immediate environment of the shed, was placed in a soil bank and remaining wheat stubble was seeded to bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoregneria spicata), slender wheatgrass (Agropyron trachycaulum), big bluegrass (Poa ampla), and Indian ricegrass (Oryzopis hymenoides).
Dominant plants on mesas were four-wing saltbush (Atriplex canescens), rubber rabbitbrush (Crysothamnus nauseosus), mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus), winterfat (Ceratoides lanata), galleta grass (Hilaria jamesii), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides), bigelow sage (Artemisia bigelovii), pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), one-seed juniper (Juniperus monosperma), and Utah juniper (J.
Indian ricegrass is widely distributed west of the Mississippi River, and FRRL scientists used several Colorado accessions to develop White River Indian ricegrass.
It blends Epsom salts, Amazonian clay and ricegrass extracts to rid toxins from your skin.
Other species of note include forked aster (Eurybia furcata (Burgess) Nesom--SR), smooth cliff brake fern (Pellaea glabella), harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), black-fruit mountain ricegrass (Orvzopsis racemosa--SR) and a small population of round-leaved serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea), a species under review for state listing.
Indian ricegrass (Orzyopsis hymenoides or Achnatherum hymenoides).
Barkworth], and Indian ricegrass [Achnatherum hymenoides (Roemer & J.
Vegetation composition included Wyoming big sagebrush, Thurber needlegrass (Stipa thurberiana Piper) and Indian ricegrass (Achanatherum hymenoides [Roem.
Nitrogen fixation associated with rhizosheaths of Indian ricegrass used in the stabilization of Slick Rock, Colorado, tailings pile.
I'm not much given to personification, but this wind, I think, flirts with me; I hear it coming like black riffles approaching across water, then flit suddenly away to boogie in the ricegrass and yucca.